The Halloween Aftermath of 2014

Halloween 2014

Oh goodness, stick a fork in me. I’m done. Halloween 2014 is finished. We’ve had snow fall in the afternoon. Our fingers froze like Elsa in the mountains. But we survived. Before I close the chapter on Halloween, let’s recap our fantastic evening: We ate dinner at a friends’ house, and Piano Man was ready for [...]

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween! Today is going to be a super busy day. Piano Man’s school is celebrating Mix-It-Up Day, an alternative to Halloween, where they dress in crazy garb and mingle between grades. It’s going to be b-u-s-y, but lots of fun! We’ll probably go to a community trick-or-treating event like last year, so stay tuned to [...]

TRAVEL: Fall Family Orchard Time

Klackle Orchards Family Fun Farm Fall Harvest

Here’s a little fact about my family. We’ve lived in the Midwest for nearly a decade, but we’ve never been to a family farm together. Going to a family fun fair is very much a part of Michigan culture. Families go to farms, pick their own apples and pumpkins, and then take them home to make [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars TIE Fighter Thank You Cards

Star Wars TIE Fighter Thank You Cards

Maybe your fabulous Star Wars-themed party is over, but the Star Wars party doesn’t have to end. Make your party complete with a TIE Fighter thank you card. There’s a fantastic blogger (alias “arc”) who made TIE Fighter gift card holders. You can catch her tutorial and template here. Arc’s tutorial is fantastic! However, I [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars Lightsaber Party Favors

Star Wars Lightsaber Party favors

When researching Star Wars craft project, it can feel downright overwhelming. I mean, seriously,there are a ton of crafty Star Wars stuff out there. And the one that really stood out was a DIY paper lightsaber made out of a toilet paper roll and glitter card stock paper. Using Blackberry Vines‘ lightsaber invitation post, I thought [...]

TUTORIAL: DIY Star Wars Party Decorations (Part 1)

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You’ve got your handmade, personalized Star Wars Happy Birthday Banner. Check. You’ve got some white, black, gold streamers or balloons. Check. But you need something to make your Star Wars party decorations pop without breaking the bank….hmmm, what’s a mama to do? I know! Make some Star Wars Party decorations out of paper! There are a [...]